NVCC 2002-2003 Catalog
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Associate in Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI*  

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Purpose: The Associate in Science degree curriculum in Business Administration is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, Business Management, Decision Science and Management, Information Systems, Finance, Marketing, etc.

Transfer Information: Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements for the business major, please consult a counselor or faculty advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 2 units of mathematics (algebra and geometry); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

*Graduation requirements are certified by a faculty advisor at a campus offering this major.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
   IST117Introduction to Microcomputer
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
   BUS100Introduction to Business 3
   ENG112College Composition II 3
MTHElective 3-5
___Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1

Total Credits/Semester17-1914-16

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ACC211Prin. of Accounting I3
   ECO201Prin. of Economics I3
___General Elective3
___Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3
   ACC212Prin. of Accounting II 3
   ECO202Prin. of Economics II 3
___General Elective 6
___Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1615

Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Business Administration = 62-66.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 HIS 101, 102, 121, 122 is recommended.

2 MTH 163 and 271, or MTH 173-174. For transfer to GMU, MTH 271 is recommended. A student may skip MTH 163 and start with MTH 271 if he/she has had 1 year of high school math beyond Algebra II (Trig., Functions, Calculus, etc.) and a NVCC placement test eligibility score for MTH 271. If starting with MTH 271, consult a faculty advisor for second NVCC MTH course.

3 The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or the natural science 100 series courses with a lab component, excluding NAS 161-162. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

4 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

5 Consult a faculty advisor for selection of general electives that will meet requirements of transfer institution. IST 251, BUS 221-222, and MTH 241-242 will meet GMU business major core requirements.

6 The Humanities/Fine Arts elective may be selected from art (ART), humanities (HUM), music (MUS), philosophy (PHI), religion (REL), sign communication (SCM), speech and drama (SPD 100, 110, 115, 126, or 229), foreign languages, or 200-level literature (ENG) courses. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution. 7 The SPD elective may be selected from the following: SPD 100, 110, 115, 126, and SPD 229.

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